xbox 720 or durango?

from what the rummors are saying the next xbox will in no doubt be a beast of a system.

According to the latest issue of Xbox World magazine, devkits for Microsoft’s next generation console are already in the wild, and were shipped to developers in March. The first devkits reached a select number of developers after Microsoft’s hush-hush developer’s conference in London on February 28, 2012. The purpose of the conference was to brief European representatives on the new hardware, which is codenamed Durango – the meeting was subsequently confirmed by a senior technical artist at Crytek, who tweeted that he was “enjoying the Durango developers summit in London. So far, great swag and interesting talks.” Further meetings were held for American developers at the Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco, with Durango devkits shipping “shortly afterwards.”

The publication states that current devkits will not mirror the final hardware in appearance, however, initial specifications are representative of the console set to ship in late 2013. Sources close to Xbox World magazine have revealed that Durango’s devkit features a “monster” 16-core IBM PowerPC CPU, a GPU comparable to AMD’s Radeon HD 7000-series graphics cards, and a Blu-Ray optical drive. 

“Even if you had a 16-core processor in your gaming PC there are currently no games built to use it, but games for the next Xbox could put all sixteen cores to work on day one for a level of performance far in excess of current gaming PCs. It’s a ridiculous amount of power for a games machine – too much power, even. But remember, Kinect 2 could chew up four whole cores tracking multiple players right down to their fingertips, so it’ll need a lot of power.”

Discrete sources at GDC also confirmed to the publication that developers expect Sony’s Playstation 4 to be more powerful than the next Xbox, and that various studios are aiming to unveil their next generation software at E3 2012 in June, regardless of whether “Microsoft and Sony are ready or not.”

“Regardless of whether the next Xbox makes it to E3, the arrival of those Durango devkits is the starting gun for the next generation and once again Microsoft have beaten Sony out of the gate by getting hardware into the developers’ hands first. Sony keep denying any possibility of PS4 at E3 2012 too, but if they don’t move fast Microsoft could roll into June’s LA showcase with dozens of next-generation exclusives from third-parties. When Epic shows that first Unreal 4 demo they’ll only have one console platform to talk about – call it Durango, call it 720, call it what you like, but if Microsoft move fast it might be the only game in town.”

 

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So It's A "Apple Mac Console", With ATI Radeon 7000 Graphics... Awesome!! LOL..

Any News, On What The Approximate Dimensions Would Be..?? I Would Like One Of These, To Run My New Concept Electric Vehicle.. [After Written Permission From Microsoft Though] All I Need, IS A USB Port & Small Software Developer Kit [Arcade etc]... 

Its nice ms is focusing on game hardware and development, but i just wonder why they aren't putting nearly the same effort into their pc os and softwares. Don't get me wrong i love the 360 and what they've done with it for the most part. I just wish their sw had the same level of polish.

The 360 processes in 64bit & Game Hardware & Development, is another stepping stone in Windows x64 OS development etc..

I am going to comment on the title of the thread

I doubt it will be called 720 or Durango for that matter. Code names never end up being the name of the final product.I remember before the 360 got its name, names were being thrown out such as Xbox 2, Xbox Next and Xenon. Xenon later became the name of the CPU after it was no longer called Waternoose. This was similar to Nintendo as well. The Wii was supposed to be called Revolution and the Gamecube was called Dolphin.

Durango would be a dumb name for the console anyway. When i think Durango, I think Dodge.

There is a lot of historical meaning behind the name Durango...

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So It's A "Apple Mac Console", With ATI Radeon 7000 Graphics... Awesome!! LOL..[/quote]  Only problem with that statement is that Apple haven't used PowerPC hardware since 2005 when they switched to Intel.

The Intel Processor, is Half Intel Instruction sets & Half PowerPC Instruction sets...

So PowerPC Is still used today to run MacOSX & The intel half can Bootcamp Windows 7 simultaneously..

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I OverClock Mutli-Processor MacPros & Mod Bootcamp & MB BIOS, to run Windows7 & OSX on two screens, at the same time..

[quote user="NanoTechSoldier"]The Intel Processor, is Half Intel Instruction sets & Half PowerPC Instruction sets...[/quote]Wow. I just don't...

 

Where do you even GET these ideas?

I've had a Mac since I was Three Ice Storm III.... DON'T start an Argument here...

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